Substance Over Style: Practical Design Features For Bathrooms

Wednesday, January 10, 2018


The bathroom is one of the most important rooms in the house because it’s where people do their business. It’s also where the average homeowner spends a lot of time grooming, pruning and relaxing. It makes sense that the room should be stylish and comfortable at the same time. However, style often takes over as the interior design bug kicks. Bathrooms which aren’t practical may be pretty, yet they are pointless because they don’t serve a function. They need to walk the walk and talk the talk, which is where these four design features come into play. Here’s what you need to know.

Walk-In Showers Are In Chic
For years, a bathtub has been the staple of elegant bathrooms around the world, but no longer. Bathing is relaxing and peaceful yet takes too long. In the morning, people can’t jump in and out of the bath within five minutes and get ready for work. It’s impossible. A shower is the only option, but installing a head over the tub isn’t an option any longer. Thanks to walk-in showers, homeowners can have a sleek and chic feature that fits in with the décor. More importantly, it takes up hard to reach space and makes life manageable in the mornings. That is two birds with one stone.

Safety Is Paramount 
Everyone knows a person who has slipped and fallen in the bathroom. Apart from saying “OUCH!”, homeowners need to understand the perils of mixing water and slippery surfaces. One drop of water can lead to a lack of friction which results in a trip to the Accident and Emergency unit. To stay safe, grab bars are a fantastic addition as they help to get in and out of the bath/shower safely. And, they are available as small and barely recognisable accessories with most modern showers. So, no one will even notice unless they plan on getting clean.

It Gets Cold In The Winter
Thanks for that, Captain Obvious! Okay, its no secret that your bathroom feels colder than the rest of the house. This is because of cold tiled or vinyl flooring and condensation caused by hot water. To stop steam from turning into mould, the bathroom needs ventilating, which often means cracking open a window. When it’s minus 0 °C outside, your bits and pieces are going to freeze! A solution is to buy a bathroom radiator with Radiator Outlet or other suppliers. The reason it should be specifically for the bathroom is two-fold. Firstly, they give off lots of heat. Secondly, they are small and connect to the wall to avoid taking up space.

Pedestal Sink And Vanity
Because bathrooms are small, it’s crucial for the room to be as open as possible. With lots of fixtures, it’s hard to achieve but the pedestal sink and vanity combo are on hand to help. For starters, the skin has a thin stand and an overflowing bowl which makes it easy to fit anywhere in the room. And, the vanity matches and compliments the sink while providing must-have storage space.

These are just four essentials, but can you think of any more to add to the list?

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